Source: The Mercury, 24 February, 1999, p.7

Computers galore

THERE will be 11 million personal computers in 
Australia by 2001, new research predicts. 
Data compiled by the Australian Film Commission 
shows there were almost 6.8 million computers in 
1998, a million more than the previous year. 
The study found 2.9 million Australian homes each 
had at least one computer, with 900,000 connected to 
the Internet and another 500,000 expected to access 
the Net within 12 months. 
And of the 3.9 million homes without a computer 
400,000 expected to buy one within a year. 

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